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Free voluntary counselling & testing (VCT)

student testing

Student Wellness Service (SWS), the campus health service, provides students with HIV counselling and testing and clinical management of HIV, including treatment of opportunistic infections and referral for ARVs.

This confidential service is open Monday to Friday, from 08h30 to16h30, except Thursdays, from 09h30.

Appointments are essential and consultations are free of charge.

Consultations at Student Wellness are one hour long, and clients receive their results immediately after the counselling. Shorter and more accessible VCT is available in the Drop-in Clinic in the Sports Centre on Upper Campus and from the Mobile VCT Van which visits Lower, Middle, Hiddingh and the GSB campuses weekly during Term.

Management and support of HIV-positive clients is offered at no cost to the student.

28 Rhodes Avenue

Tel: 021 650 1020


Drop-in testing service

Sports Hall, room 5.07
level 5, Upper Campus
Open on Monday to Friday, 10h00 - 15h00
No appointment is required and the service is free of charge.

Counselling is provided before and after the test, which involves a few drops of blood being taken with a finger prick, and the results are obtained in about 15 minutes.

Alternative locations for students to receive VCT


Lady Michaelis Building
Timour Hall Road

Tel: 021 763 5320 for an appointment.

Services are offered free of charge from Monday to Thursday.

Webb & Savoy Pharmacy

34 Main Road
Open from Monday to Thursday from 09h00 to 18h00 and Saturday from 09h00 to 13h00

No appointment is required

Cost: R75